This is a beautiful flow blue Staffordshire souvenir plate of Topeka, Kansas, by the Rowland & Marsellus & Company of Staffordshire England. It was designed and imported by E.D. Giles & Co., Topeka, Kansas. It is in excellent condition with no chips and only some minor crazing, hard to see. The following scenes are on the front: The State Capitol, Shawnee County Courthouse, Public Library, Rock Island Depot, Washburn College, College of the Sisters of Bethany, Wolf Hall and the Melan Arch Bridge. Rowland & Marsellus were importers, wholesalers and retailers, especially of 'souvenir' wares operating out of New York, c.1893 -1938. IT IS RARE TO FIND VINTAGE & ANTIQUES EARTHENWARE IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IF PRESENT IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
Backstamp: R&M in diamond, The Rowland & Marsellus co. Staffordshire England Designed & imported for E. D. Giles & Co Topeka Ks
Measure: 10”W x 1” H
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